by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S.
July 18, 2016, 2:19 p.m.
Most of us know acne when we spot it. But what actually causes acne and how can it be successfully treated?
Acne is a chronic skin disease of the pilosebaceous unit. It is caused by a blockage of dermal pores containing hair follicles and sebaceous glands (produce sebum/oil for the skin)
There are sveeral types of acne:
Mild to moderate acne (“blackheads”/ “whiteheads”)
Skin at the top of the pores becomes thicker and combines with other dead skin cells to create a “plug” at the head of the pore
Small pimples can form when sebum collects under these plugged pores
Moderate to severe acne
Occurs when a bacterium (Propionibacterium acnes) feeds off the trapped sebum and multiplies, causing inflammation of the immune system.
Causes skin to become red and the spots to fill with pus (called pustules)
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